A local man is facing a number of charges.
While patrolling the community on Monday (July 13), members of the Fort Saskatchewan Traffic/Crime Reduction Unit pulled over a vehicle on Highway 15 and 101 Street after noticing it wasn't able to stay in the centre of its driving lane.
Fort Saskatchewan resident Charles Daoust was arrested and his vehicle was searched, leading to the seizure of $45,000 worth of fentanyl, eight grams of crack cocaine, eight grams of meth, morphine tablets, and $3,800, which is suspected of being proceeds of crime.
Police later searched Daoust's residence as well and found more crack cocaine, drug packaging, digital scales, cutting agents, bear spray, imitation firearms, a crossbow with arrows, and a loaded sawed-off .22 calibre rifle.
The 39-year-old was issued violation tickets and is facing 17 criminal code charges. Some of his charges include possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, tampering with the serial number of a firearm, possession of a restricted firearm/prohibited weapon without a license, and weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender.
Daoust was released from custody on conditions and is set to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on Aug.6.
Charles Daoust from Fort Saskatchewan has been arrested.